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January 17, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
As his New Orleans Pelicans teammates practiced early Thursday afternoon at Temple's Liacouras Center, Anthony Davis slipped out the front doors with a trainer for a few minutes of treatment on some part of his 6-foot-10, 220-pound body. Before Davis reentered the building, a passerby - not a college student, but a middle-aged man - stopped him on the front steps and asked for an autograph. It was an understandable request. When the best 21-year-old basketball player in the world strides past you, you want something, even a signature, to preserve the moment.
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February 5, 1999 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The defense contends that the two South Philadelphia men on trial in connection with a fatal shooting near the Palestra after last year's Public League basketball championship were at the scene but were not the gunmen. The prosecution says Kyle McLemore and Nathaniel Ortiz are cold-blooded killers who waited for Anthony "Tupac" Davis to leave the March 1 game, and then killed Davis as hundreds of terrified spectators scurried for cover. Those arguments lie at the heart of this murder trial, which began Monday and featured final arguments yesterday by a prosecutor and defense attorneys.
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June 30, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
IN JANUARY, I wrote a column assessing the Sixers' status and how they compared with the other young teams in the league. I looked at the situation for teams with an average age of under-25 and determined the Utah Jazz was on the best path to building a championship contender by 2017-18, with the Sixers and Milwaukee Bucks close behind. The other teams considered were the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans and Orlando Magic. The primary factors were quality of talent and the likelihood of keeping a growing core together.
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November 29, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Rutgers true freshman offensive guard Anthony Davis has been named a first-team freshman all-American by rivals.com and a second-team freshman all-America selection by scout.com. Davis has played in all 11 games for the Scarlet Knights, including six straight starts at right guard. In his six games starting at right guard, Rutgers has averaged 210.7 rushing yards per game. Davis has yet to allow a sack this season. Davis and the Scarlet Knights finish the regular season tonight at Louisville.
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April 1, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
We have to admit we'd rather be in New Orleans dealing with late interviews and overhyped fans and crazy deadlines and the fact that CBS can't be on time for a first-game tipoff that the network itself scheduled for 6:09 p.m. but actually happened at 6:14 (did you really have to run a commercial between the national anthem and the player introductions?). But if you have to be home watching game action sprinkled among the ads, there's nothing better than following along on Twitter as Kentucky's Anthony Davis shows in no uncertain terms why he is college basketball's player of the year and the absolute mortal lock No. 1 pick in the next NBA draft.
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September 8, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The Ursinus football team opened with a 28-20 victory over the College of New Jersey in Collegeville on Friday night. The Bears' Kyle Adkins (Archbishop Wood) picked off a pass and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown that tied the game, 7-7, and swung momentum. Ursinus then scored three straight TDs before holding off the Lions. Bears quarterback Chris Curran (Ocean City) completed 13 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Christopher Spellman (Bishop Eustace) connected on 10 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.
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May 15, 2013 | Associated Press
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers guard and Philadelphia native Dion Waiters has been named to the NBA all-rookie first team and forward/center Tyler Zeller to the second team. Waiters, the No. 4 overall selection out of Syracuse University in last year's draft, averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists this season. Among all rookies, he ranked second in points, fourth in assists and fourth in steals per game. Waiters was joined on the first team by Portland's Damian Lillard, the league's rookie of the year, Washington's Bradley Beal, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Golden State's Harrison Barnes.
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July 25, 2013
NERLENS NOEL Position: Center How he got here: Picked No. 6 by New Orleans, traded to Sixers with 2014 protected first-round pick for Jrue Holiday and 2013 second-round pick (42nd overall). Height, Weight: 6-11, 219 Age: 19 Birthdate: April 10, 1994 High school: Tilton (N.H.) High College: Kentucky Class: Freshman 2012-13 season: Limited to 24 games after suffering a left torn ACL on Feb. 12, but led the country in blocked shots (4.4) and topped the SEC in rebounding (9.5)
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June 22, 2015 | By Ed Rendell, Daily News Sports Columnist
IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, you were fixated in watching the NBA Finals. Although it wasn't great basketball from a technical standpoint, there were many amazing story lines. Led by the incredible LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers won two out of the first three games, and actually should have won Game 1, which they lost to the Golden State Warriors in overtime. Once Kyrie Irving went out in Game 1, Cleveland essentially was left with a bunch of second-stringers to play with LeBron. Nonetheless, he elevated them almost by force of will, and players such as Timofey Mozgov and Matthew Dellavedova rose way above their skill level and helped the Cavs surge into the lead.
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December 7, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Widener senior wide receiver Anthony Davis has appreciated many things about his college career, but he says the chance to compete in his own backyard has been truly special. A graduate of Chester High, the 6-foot-1, 196-pound Davis has cherished being able to star at college in the same city. And he will get at least one more chance as Widener (12-0) hosts Linfield, Ore. (10-1) in an NCAA Division III quarterfinal at noon Saturday. "More than words can explain, it has meant so much to me, to be able to play here," Davis said after a recent night practice.
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June 30, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
IN JANUARY, I wrote a column assessing the Sixers' status and how they compared with the other young teams in the league. I looked at the situation for teams with an average age of under-25 and determined the Utah Jazz was on the best path to building a championship contender by 2017-18, with the Sixers and Milwaukee Bucks close behind. The other teams considered were the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans and Orlando Magic. The primary factors were quality of talent and the likelihood of keeping a growing core together.
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June 22, 2015 | By Ed Rendell, Daily News Sports Columnist
IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, you were fixated in watching the NBA Finals. Although it wasn't great basketball from a technical standpoint, there were many amazing story lines. Led by the incredible LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers won two out of the first three games, and actually should have won Game 1, which they lost to the Golden State Warriors in overtime. Once Kyrie Irving went out in Game 1, Cleveland essentially was left with a bunch of second-stringers to play with LeBron. Nonetheless, he elevated them almost by force of will, and players such as Timofey Mozgov and Matthew Dellavedova rose way above their skill level and helped the Cavs surge into the lead.
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February 26, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
SO, IS 40-0 going to happen? It is now very possible. I don't think Kentucky is one of the great college teams in history. In fact, I would take the Wildcats' 2012 national champions over this team. They finished 38-2, losing on a buzzer-beater at Indiana and to Vanderbilt in the SEC championship game. Remember, Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were the first two players taken in that NBA draft. Davis and Tim Duncan are the most talented college big men I have seen since I started covering college hoops for the Daily News in 1987.
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February 15, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Dell Curry isn't much different from many other parents who are scattered throughout New York City and are going to watch their sons play in tomorrow's All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. He talks of his son, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen, proudly, a smile accompanying nearly every word. Where Curry is different is that he knows the ins and outs of the NBA better than most, having spent 16 seasons playing in the league for five teams. While he accomplished much during his playing days, perhaps nothing is better than what he is experiencing now in watching his son put together an MVP-caliber season.
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January 29, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - Nerlens Noel's game is predicated on emotion and energy. But the 76ers rookie center was short-circuited Monday night in an emotional overload while sparring with Pelicans star Anthony Davis. As a result, Noel produced one of his worst offensive performances in the 99-74 loss to New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center. Noel finished with two points on 1-for-9 shooting to go with six rebounds and two blocks. "I was thinking about the game too much," Noel said of the hyped-up, one-on-one battle against Davis, the former No. 1 overall draft pick out of Kentucky.
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January 28, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - The 76ers' development of Nerlens Noel is far different from the measures taken by the New Orleans Pelicans when Anthony Davis was a rookie. Noel has squared off against some of the NBA elite post players in Dwight Howard, Marc Gasol and Roy Hibbert. The 6-foot-11, 217-pound rookie also averaged 30.1 minutes heading into Monday's 99-74 loss to Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. He logged 35 or more minutes six times. The Pelicans tried to limit Davis' minutes during his rookie campaign in 2012-13.
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January 27, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - We will find out Monday if the 76ers can do it again. The Sixers dominated the New Orleans Pelicans from start to finish in a 96-81 victory on Jan. 16. Some may argue that the victory came with an asterisk because the Pelicans were without their two best players in Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Holiday remains sidelined with a left leg injury, but the rematch Monday at Smoothie King Center should provide a more realistic barometer of how the teams stack up. Yes, Davis is that good.
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January 22, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - The New York Knicks had lost 16 consecutive games when Jose Calderon, one of their starting guards, spotted up in the right corner and caught a bounce pass from Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Calderon had missed eight of his nine shots in the game. The Knicks had once led by 15 points and, even though neither Anthony Davis nor Jrue Holiday was playing for New Orleans, now led by one. There were 38.7 seconds left in regulation. If Calderon missed the shot, no one at Madison Square Garden would have expected the Knicks to win. No one. After 16 straight curveballs, who still sits on a fastball?
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January 18, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eventually the expectations will increase and the bar will be raised, but, for now, each 76ers win is usually considered a positive and still somewhat surprising development. The Sixers often enter these tussles outmanned, but they are starting to play better together. The Sixers even achieved a first this season - leading from start to finish during a 96-81 victory over the banged-up New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. This is a team that can still look out of sorts, such as in recent losses to Milwaukee and Atlanta.
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January 18, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Larry Drew II grew up around the NBA and now he's finally in it himself. The son of Larry Drew, a former NBA player and head coach and current assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the younger Drew signed a 10-day contract with the 76ers on Friday. A graduate of UCLA, Drew II played the last year and a half for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Developmental League. The Sixers didn't waste any time using him. He made his NBA debut with three minutes left in the first quarter of Friday's game at the Wells Fargo Center against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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